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Thursday, October 17, 2013

month's warmest... (pm.17.oct.13)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 59.4F (15.2C)
High temp: 70.0F (21.1C)
Rainfall: none

It is mostly clear just after sunset this evening, and a bit hazy too.  There were some patchy clouds trying to develop this afternoon into the early evening hours, but they never really got going today... permitting us our sunniest day since one or two days way back in the middle of September.  My high temp of 70F (21C) was the warmest I've recorded since the 29th of last month and thus, the warmest of October.  All in all, it has been a really nice day for this time of year... or any time for that matter.

After a very long, long wait, the weather charts throughout all layers of the atmosphere are finally looking pretty close to the way they SHOULD look for the season.  Although there are still traces of moisture lingering along the front slopes of the mountains, the deeper tropical moisture has finally been definitively pushed very far away from us, with no sign at all that it will attempt any kind of resurgence.  At the same time, the flow in the middle and upper levels of the atmosphere is now briskly from the west-northwest, supplying us with drier and drier air from central Asia, which is slowly whittling away at our daily average humidity.  In fact, today's average was right around 50%, compared with 75-80% at this time last week.

Despite the major improvements during the past week, we've still had some isolated showers and brief thundershowers along the Dhauladhars as recently as yesterday, and with a couple of weak disturbances in the upper flow, I can't say that our rain chances are zero as we head toward the weekend.  Still, any potential showers should be relatively brief and light, with sunshine much more prevalent.  Temperatures, by the way, will continue to average on the plus side of normal for the latter half of October.

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